Tile Icon Illustration and Art Direction Recommendations
We are a consumer web service, early stage company based in Boston, Mass. We recently completed the launch of a new online memorial called the Eternal Tribute. My goal as the product manager was to make it more modern, aesthetic, and social.
The internal person who did the "design" is more of a HTML/CSS person, so while images and pleasant backgrounds and copy speak for themselves there are some critical elements lacking. I did the best I could with very limited design resources.
That's where your services could be of assistance. Coming in at the end and putting on a nice finish.
The epic can be broken down into 4 phases. Phase 1 is the most urgent. Please focus on it.
Please include links to your work, especially icons. Do not hesitate to email with questions. Please bid on each phase, with the total presumably less than the sum of the parts.
Phase 1 (see attached).
Take the beta tiles (the call to actions) and making them more pleasing and professional, less clip-artish, such that they delight and match the look and feel of the rest of the experience.
17 widgets aka tiles, so popular on mobile, tablet, windows 8, etc.
6 nice-to-have icons so the web product is uniform
Total: 23 icons
Art direction for the Eternal Tribute. Provide color, hue and line width/color/placement recommendations. Right now its too uniform in color and missing the touch of a true designer. No architecture revisions would be made. This is about aesthetics. You would not execute recommendations. Part I and Part II would go well together.
Phase 3 (see attached)
This part of the website has yet to be redesigned. But you could start by updating the icons with inspiration drawn from Phase 1.
Phase 4 (see attached)
These are icons created by a designer -- but not an illustrator -- for our new homepage. They are adequate but could be better. The homepage is tributes.com